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>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
>     1. Allegro con brio
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>     1. Adagio sostenuto
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
>     5. Allegretto (Shepherds' Hymn) (Excerpt)
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
>     2. Adagio un poco mosso
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61
>     3. Rondo (Conclusion)
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 29 in B flat major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier"
>     2. Scherzo
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Ruins of Athens, Op. 113
>     Turkish March
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (33) for Piano on a Waltz by Diabelli in C major, Op. 120
>     Theme
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring"
>     4. Rondo (Allegro ma non troppo)
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92
>     2. Allegretto (Excerpt)
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Rondo a Capriccio for piano in G major ("Rage Over a Lost Penny"), Op. 129
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72
>     Mir est so wunderbar
>     O welche Lust (Prisoners' Chorus)
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto"
>     2. Largo
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fantasia in C minor, Op. 80 "Choral Fantasy"
>     Conclusion
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"
>     1. Allegro con brio (Opening)
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique"
>     2. Adagio cantabile
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Overtures
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"
>     1. Allegro assai (Opening)
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Septet in E flat major, Op. 20
>     3. Tempo di Menuetto - Trio
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Minuets (6) for Piano, WoO 10
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Trio for Piano and Strings no 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke"
>     2. Scherzo
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 9 in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer"
>     3. Finale
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93
>     2. Allegretto scherzando
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
>     Ode to Joy

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 29 in B flat major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Ruins of Athens, Op. 113
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (33) for Piano on a Waltz by Diabelli in C major, Op. 120
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Rondo a Capriccio for piano in G major ("Rage Over a Lost Penny"), Op. 129
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fantasia in C minor, Op. 80 "Choral Fantasy"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Overtures
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Septet in E flat major, Op. 20
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Minuets (6) for Piano, WoO 10
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Trio for Piano and Strings no 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 9 in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
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>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 :: 1. Allegro con brio
  • Conductor: Kurt Sanderling
  • Running Time: 6 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight" :: 1. Adagio sostenuto
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" :: 5. Allegretto (Shepherds' Hymn) (Excerpt)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 6 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor" :: 2. Adagio un poco mosso
  • Conductor: Alceo Galliera
  • Running Time: 6 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1809

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 :: 3. Rondo (Conclusion)
  • Performer: Josef Suk (Violin)
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1806

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 29 in B flat major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier" :: 2. Scherzo
  • Performer: Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1817-1818

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Ruins of Athens, Op. 113 :: Turkish March
  • Conductor: Dennis Davies
  • Notes: Composition written: 1811.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1811

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (33) for Piano on a Waltz by Diabelli in C major, Op. 120 :: Theme
  • Performer: Peter Donahoe (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1819

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring" :: 4. Rondo (Allegro ma non troppo)
  • Performers: Jeremy Menuhin (Piano); Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1800-1801

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 :: 2. Allegretto (Excerpt)
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1812

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Rondo a Capriccio for piano in G major ("Rage Over a Lost Penny"), Op. 129
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1795-1798

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72 :: Mir est so wunderbar
  • Performers: Horst Laubenthal (Voice); Karl Ridderbusch (Bass); Helen Donath; Helga Dernesch (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Composition written: 1804-06.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1804-1806

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62
  • Conductor: Kurt Sanderling
  • Running Time: 9 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1807

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto" :: 2. Largo
  • Performers: Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello); David Oistrakh (Violin); Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1803-1804

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fantasia in C minor, Op. 80 "Choral Fantasy" :: Conclusion
  • Performer: John Lill (Piano)
  • Conductor: Alexander Gibson
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1808

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" :: 1. Allegro con brio (Opening)
  • Conductor: Kurt Sanderling
  • Running Time: 6 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1803

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1810

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique" :: 2. Adagio cantabile
  • Performer: Walter Gieseking (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1797-1798

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Overtures
  • Conductor: Kurt Sanderling
  • Running Time: 8 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" :: 1. Allegro assai (Opening)
  • Performer: Claudio Arrau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1804-1805

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50
  • Performer: Josef Suk (Violin)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Running Time: 8 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Septet in E flat major, Op. 20 :: 3. Tempo di Menuetto - Trio
  • Ensemble: Melos Ensemble of London
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1799-1800

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Minuets (6) for Piano, WoO 10
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1795

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Trio for Piano and Strings no 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke" :: 2. Scherzo
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Sviatoslav Kushnevitzky (Cello); Lev Oborin (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1810-1811

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72 :: O welche Lust (Prisoners' Chorus)
  • Performers: Werner Hollweg (Tenor); Siegfried Frese (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Composition written: 1804-06.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1804-1806

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 9 in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer" :: 3. Finale
  • Performers: Jeremy Menuhin (Piano); Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802-1803

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93 :: 2. Allegretto scherzando
  • Conductor: Kurt Sanderling
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1812

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" :: Ode to Joy
  • Performer: James Morris (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 6 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1824